RE-EMPLOY held a mental health awareness day, as part of "Time to Talk Day," encouraging everyone at the Crosshill Centre social enterprise to be more open about mental health.

Re-Employ supported Time to Talk Day on Thursday and encouraged as many people as possible to choose to talk about mental health, and the team engaged in a few activities to encourage this.

Time to Talk Day is organised by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Time to Talk Day aims to get as many people as possible talking about mental health.

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, but many of us are too afraid to talk about it. Starting a conversation about mental health might seem daunting but simply sending a text, checking in on a friend or sharing something on social media can break the ice. More tips can be found at:

Irene Donaldson, the Founder of Re-Employ said: “We took part in Time to Talk Day because mental health is a topic that we should all feel able to talk about.

"Having these all-important conversations can make a big difference to many people. The more we talk, the more lives we can change.”

Jo Loughran, Director of Time to Change, said: “Conversations have the power to change lives – helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us feel when experiencing a mental health problem.

"Time to Talk Day is the one day of the year when we want the whole nation to have a mental health conversation.” For information about Time to Talk Day and how you can get involved please visit